Thursday, February 16, 2006

PRO-LIFE

This picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by a surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile. The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope."The text explaining the picture begins, "The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life." Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person." Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.
...I am 100% PRO-LIFE!! It would be hard to be anything else after seeing this picture!--I don't get those people...

4 comments:

lauren said...

I love this picture! The more I learn about the subject, the more I can't understand how abortion is even legal. Especially with Josh's little niece being born at 23 wks and 1 day nearly 9 years ago, and being perfectly healthy. AND just after being pregnant and realizing firsthand how this is a little person the second that conception happens!

Anonymous said...

I received this exact picture and story in the mail several years ago when I was pregnant with my first daughter...I happened to be exactly 21 weeks when I first read this so it was very real to me. I cried and cried and I hung this on my refrigerator and had tears everytime I looked at it.

Pray, pray, pray, and volunteer at your local Crisis Pregnancy Center. Abortion may never be illegal but we can have a hand in prevention.

Texose said...

I remember hearing about this when I was pregnant and I tell you after you look at your newborn when they have entered the world it becomes so REAL. You can not tell me that they can't feel when you see this picture. There are storied in the bible of when babies have moved with joy and the LORD knowing them before you were conceived. After all who are we to take life when the LORD is the one who made life....
Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
Luke 1:1-44---Baby knew Jesus was there....
BABIES KNOW!!!
THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER TO SAVE LIVES!!!!!

Sunni Len said...

As I sit here rocking my son I feel compeled to help fight abortion all the time please read this article about partial birth abortion coming up for a vote in the supreme court.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3676265.html

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